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Game Held in Couple's Honor

DURANT, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28)--The Durant community came together today to celebrate the life of a couple who passed away on their way to a Hawkeye game.

Elaine and Kenny Behrens died three weeks ago in Georgia while driving to the outback bowl.
They were honored in a special way at the 3rd annual Durant green out basketball game.

The green out game is meant to honor organ and tissue donors from the north cedar, Durant area.

It also promotes education and awareness something that truly touched the lives of the Behrens.

We're extremely honored that you are honoring our parents.

Jacque and Peggy Behrens say this event is proof that their parents lived a good life.

"It makes you feel good that the community cares about them. There were very giving, very loving. They did a lot of things, said Jacque Behrens.

Elaine taught at Durant school for 37 years, Kenny was an announcer at sporting events like this one.

"Just proud. Very very proud of them and everything that they worked to accomplish. Wishing they could be here to see it, said Peggy Behrens.

To see a gym decked out in green, green t-shirts, green trees green lights.

All part of honoring those who give and have given the gift of life.

This is also a fundraiser for the Iowa Donor Network a network that once saved Elaines life.

Our mom as she was a recipient of a lifesaving kidney transplant."

Durant school teacher Susie Bohnsack started it all three years ago after her daughter, an organ donor died in a tragic car accident at just sixteen.

"We were told she had saved 86 lives and you're just, said Bohnsack.

This is for her.

"I know she's right there with me right now. I just feel very strong to be able to do this in her memory, said Bohnsack.

And this is for the Behrens as well

"Wishing they could be here to see it, Peggy said.
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